Need To Know
297, including 20 suites.
11am; check-in, 2pm, both flexible subject to availability. Late check-outs cost AU$15 for each hour after midday until 4pm.
Double rooms from $121.61 (AU$163), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude Continental breakfast (AU$18) or buffet breakfast (AU$32; AU$15 for a child).
SpaQ is your go-to spot for pampering treatments, and includes a wet zone with a unisex hammam and ice-fountain for steamy times (and cooling down afterwards!). Waxing, brow and lash grooming will ensure you look your best.
At the hotel
Spa, tennis courts, boutique, concierge, DVD/film library for a fee, scooter and retro-style bikes for hire, WiFi throughout (for AU$9 an hour; AU$18 for 24 hours), valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TV, radio, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, WiFi and wired internet, Uspa toiletries, DIY lemonade kits.
Our favourite rooms
Everything from the ceramic cockatoo side lamps to the replica Eames chairs and DIY lemonade kits make the rooms here kooky and cool, although some bathrooms and balconies are on the bijou side. We love the QT King Ocean View boudoirs for their sexy sea vistas, ideal for scoping surfers and beach action; lower-tier rooms offer river, mountain and hinterland views. For more space, bag a sea-view QT King Suite, which boasts a huge bathroom with Japanese soaking tub, a luxe separate lounge and bar.
Surrounded by tropical foliage, bright yellow 'Acapulco' lounge chairs, comfy white sunloungers and handy side tables for your mojito, the QT pool is a tempting oasis. It's not huge, but it's a decent size, and should satisfy all your posing requirements.
Tropical-print bikinis and surf shorts for hitting the pool or beach; your surfboard if you're serious about working those waves. Come evening, trade Havaianas for high heels for wining and dining.
Fancy a retail fix but can't be bothered to leave the hotel? Call it at Qtique, the hip in-house boutique, which stocks Australian design and produce. For advice on where to shop, sip and sup, download the QT Concierge app, ready to rock on all mobiles. It promises top local tips on 'booze, babes, books, baba ganoush and ballooning'.
Pets are not permitted.
Very welcome; baby cribs can be supplied for free, and extra beds for older kids up to age 12 are AU$55 a child a night.
QT Gold Coast uses local, seasonal and free-range food in its restaurants, and is committed to recycling. It also offers eco-friendly tours in the area, from bicycling to horse-riding and hiking in nature reserves.